The sun is actually out in Port Moody today. A rare occasion this time of year so Armando and I headed out to enjoy a walk on this beautiful fall day around Burrard Inlet. Along Inlet Trail, we often see ducks, seagulls, Blue Herons, slugs (eww!) and other regulars. The last few weeks, we saw … More Salmon, Swans and Navigation in Port Moody
My views on my husband Armando, and his Hair: On His Chest Hair: He was surprised to learn that I didn’t think that chest hair is “super cool”. On Losing His Hair: I caught him with our camera the other day, taking pictures of the back of his head and realizing, in horror, that there … More Armando, Movember and other Hairy Talk!
I want this to be my catharsis. And so it shall be. The End of a Friendship and What I Learned: If you make all the effort you are capable of making, you will have no regrets. By taking the high road, you may feel like you are giving up self-worth by not defending yourself but in … More The End of a Friendship and What I Learned
Armando left this morning for a two-day business trip. He is the sweetest of husbands and left me these gifts to enjoy around the house: Armando is infamous for leaving papers around the house. Receipts from his business trips live in our home wherever they may fall, be it on the kitchen table, the living … More Winning the Game of…Marriage?
Three birthdays, a wedding and a surprise proposal…what a great summer weekend it was! Throw in some s’mores, houseboating, swimming, games, drinks and time spent with friends well, it couldn’t get better than that. Seventeen of us got together and spent the last long weekend of the summer houseboating at Sprout Lake near Port Alberni on … More Houseboating on Sprout Lake
I love Manitoba summers and was so happy to get a visit in back home this year. In 100 words or less, here is a recap of the visit: Family picnic at Assiniboine Park w/surprise concert of my fave Manitoba duo, “Keith and Renée”. Swam the waves at Grand Beach. Family BBQ with 4-year-old niece’s … More Manitoba Summer
I felt like I was in a movie. A zombie movie. Well, with more lively zombies. We got off the bus. 9:30pm. Downtown Vancouver. As we started walking towards Davie Street the crowd around us steadily increased with each intersection crossed. And as we turned right on Davie, we flowed into the stream of people … More Crazy Crowds at the Celebration of Lights 2012
Okay…it’s time for a more light-hearted post after my stint as an investigative couch reporter these past few days. This post is courtesy of my ever lovely husband, Armando. He’s one of those people who has the gift-of-the-gab. But at times, he doesn’t know when to stop talking. It is perhaps a bit cultural. I … More Talking in Circles, Mexican-Style
So everything happens in three’s. This week I have been questioning where we live. We chose an urban area in Port Moody, thinking we can live the city life outside of Vancouver. But, our urban area is close to the beautiful British Columbia wilderness so when we saw three bears a block from our home … More Port Moody’s Investigative Couch Reporter
If you’ve followed my bear dilemma these last few days, you know that I’ve been a little stressed. I live in Port Moody, BC. It’s a city of 34,000 people and is part of the Greater Vancouver Area. It is an absolutely beautiful, small city but I’m starting to get too scared to enjoy it … More Bears and Bears and Cougars, Oh My!